Ways to Give

General Donations

Community support for our Campaign priorities will help transform our region and beyond.

1. Give online

2. Give by mail: download the gift form

3. Give us a call: 250-960-5750 or 1-866-960-5750 (Toll Free)

4. Give in person

Visit us in the Office of University Advancement at the UNBC Prince George campus. We are located in the Charles J. McCaffray Hall (ADM) Room 1065. Download the Campus Map

Employee Giving

As UNBC employees, we work hard every day to help our students succeed. Giving is another way we show our support.

Payroll Deductions

Please consider signing up for payroll deductions. The tax credit is applied up front, reducing your income tax at the time of donating. In lieu of a charitable tax receipt, the gift will appear as a line on your T4 slip.

Payroll Deduction Form

Questions? Please contact the Payroll Services Coordinator at 250-960-5578 or payroll@unbc.ca.

Employee Challenge

This annual event, held in late November each year, provides an opportunity for UNBC faculty and staff to support as many UNBC students as possible. Last year, every gift made during the Challenge was matched! This doubled the impact of each and every gift.

To learn more, please visit the Employee Challenge web page.

Alumni Giving

Alumni, consider your UNBC experience as currency!

If you are one of UNBC’s 13,000+ alumni, you have a unique way of giving back and advancing UNBC’s reputation and success. Consider telling others about your UNBC experience and how it impacted your life, or refer potential students to UNBC. Share how you are giving back to UNBC as a graduate by using the hashtags #NorthernLeadership or #EducateInnovateLead on social media, follow us @UNBCAlumni on Twitter or email us at alumni@unbc.ca.

Questions? Please contact the Alumni Relations Officer at #250-960-5873 or alumni@unbc.ca.

Or support another area that’s meaningful to you.

Named Awards and Funds

There are many ways to support students, research and other priorities at UNBC by establishing a fund that aligns your personal giving priorities with UNBC's.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit, while bursaries are awarded based on financial need. Often awards are created that are a combination of both.

Awards provide encouragement to students, often make a university degree achievable, support student success, and recognize excellence. Student awards also influence UNBC’s ability to attract and retain students from the region, and around the globe. Here are a few options to choose from:

For as little as $1,000 per year, and an initial commitment of three years — you can establish an annual named award with criteria that reflect your passion and UNBC’s priorities.

Through the establishment of an endowed fund that is managed by UNBC, students become beneficiaries of your generosity every year — in perpetuity. Consider making a commitment to establish an endowed fund of $30,000 over the next few years.

UNBC students are incredibly appreciative of the support. You will receive a thank you letter and an invitation to Donor Appreciation every year and learn first-hand from students how you are changing their futures. We would be very pleased to speak with you and learn of your interest in helping UNBC students.

Questions? Please contact the Development Officer – Donor Relations at #250-960-5756 or donorawards@unbc.ca.

Other ways to give

Questions? Please contact the Office of University Advancement at 250-960-5750 or giving@unbc.ca.

Real Estate and Personal Property

UNBC may be able to receive donations of real property, art work or other items of personal value. Pre-approved gifts are eligible for a charitable receipt for the fair market value of the donation. Enquire with us regarding any gifts-in-kind such as books, equipment, or other items that can support teaching and research at UNBC.

Gifts of Securities (Shares)

Gifts of publicly traded securities can be received by UNBC. These gifts provide the additional benefit of being exempt from capital gains tax. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the market value on the day the shares are sold by UNBC.

Planned or Legacy Giving

Planning today for a gift tomorrow will provide a meaningful and lasting impact that honours you and your family. Your gift has the potential to impact the future of the UNBC community and our students.

A planned gift can reduce tax obligations from your estate, leaving a greater legacy for your family and other charities. There are many ways to plan a gift:

  • A bequest is a transfer of property through a will and can ensure your estate provides a specific contribution or a portion of its overall value to UNBC.
  • You can name UNBC as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or name UNBC as the owner of a policy. When you pay premiums for a policy owned by the university, you will receive a charitable tax receipt from us.
  • Consider naming UNBC as a beneficiary of any pension plans or registered assets you may have.

All donors of planned or deferred gifts will be recognized in the UNBC Heritage Circle. You will be invited to our annual Donor Appreciation Event, and we will send you This is UNBC Magazine twice a year to keep you informed. Irrevocable planned gifts will count towards our goal in the Northern Leadership Campaign.

This information does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. The University of Northern British Columbia advises all donors to seek professional, legal, estate planning and financial advice before deciding upon a course of action.

Gifts from the United States

Individuals and companies based in the United States can make a gift through the UNBC US Foundation. UNBC alumni and parents of current students who live in the United States are permitted to make tax-deductible gifts directly to UNBC. Contact us to learn how to make a donation through the UNBC US Foundation. IRS Taxpayer Identification Number: 98-0521018.

Questions? Please contact the Office of University Advancement at 250-960-5750 or giving@unbc.ca.

To ensure we respect your wishes, please identify where you would like your gift designated. You can choose one of the University’s priority funds, or select an area or fund of your choice. A charitable tax receipt will be mailed to the address you provide. UNBC Charitable #12162-7350-RR0001.

Thank you!